SUNDAY

The family is in for a treat with Spicy Skillet Chicken. Serve with rice, mixed greens and biscuits. Make peach shortcake for dessert. Top angel food cake with sliced fresh peaches and light whipped cream.

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Think ahead: Save 2 chicken breasts and any leftover bean-tomato mixture and enough cake for Monday.

Shopping list: chili powder, coarse salt, pepper, boneless skinless chicken breasts, bacon, reduced-sodium black beans, canned no-salt-added whole kernel corn, canned no-salt-added diced tomatoes with green chilies or chunky-style salsa, avocado, cilantro, rice, mixed greens, biscuits, angel food cake, fresh peaches, light whipped cream.

MONDAY

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Chop two leftover chicken breasts and add leftover tomato mixture; stir into marinara sauce and serve with spaghetti. Now you have a simple meal of spaghetti marinara with some extra protein. Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Add salad greens and garlic bread.

For dessert, make a chocolate parfait. In a tall glass, layer leftover cubed angel food cake with instant chocolate pudding made with 1 percent milk. Top with chopped peanuts.

Shopping list: marinara sauce, spaghetti, Parmesan cheese, salad greens, garlic bread, instant chocolate pudding, 1 percent milk, peanuts.

TUESDAY

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Use all those abundant plum tomatoes in a Tomato Pesto Tart for a mouthwatering meal. Serve with a lettuce wedge with hard-cooked egg slices on the side. Add whole-grain bread. Serve nectarines for dessert.

Shopping list: refrigerated pie crusts, shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, plum tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, low-fat mayonnaise, basil pesto, pepper, fresh basil, lettuce, eggs, whole-grain bread, nectarines.

WEDNESDAY

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Summer and kids go together like grilled ham and cheese sandwiches. Serve with deli vegetable soup and celery sticks. Top vanilla yogurt with fresh blueberries for dessert.

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Shopping list: any bread, ham and cheese (for grilled sandwiches), deli vegetable soup, celery, vanilla yogurt, fresh blueberries.

THURSDAY

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You won’t need to heat the oven tonight for this easy No-Bake Tuna Noodle Casserole. Cook 8 ounces wagon wheel or medium shell macaroni according to directions. Drain and return to pan. To the pasta, add ¼ cup 1 percent milk and 1 6½-ounce container refrigerated light semisoft cheese with garlic and herbs. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until cheese is melted and pasta is coated. Add additional milk as needed to achieve a creamy consistency. Gently fold in 1 12-ounce can water-packed, drained albacore tuna, broken into chunks; heat through and serve immediately.

Serve with tiny green peas (frozen), a spinach salad and whole-grain bread. Slice cantaloupe for dessert.

Shopping list: wagon wheel or medium shell macaroni, 1 percent milk, refrigerated light semisoft cheese with garlic and herbs, water-packed albacore tuna, frozen tiny green peas, spinach, whole-grain bread, cantaloupe.

FRIDAY

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This Pesto Focaccia Sandwich will be ready to eat in no time. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Using a serrated knife, cut 1 large focaccia or ciabatta loaf in half horizontally. Spread 1 3.5-ounce jar prepared pesto evenly over cut sides. Layer ½ pound thinly sliced deli ham, ½ pound thinly sliced deli turkey breast and 6 light provolone cheese slices over bottom half. Top with remaining bread half. Wrap in foil; bake 10 minutes. Cut into 6 or 8 wedges.

Serve with oven fries (frozen) and a packaged Caesar salad. Serve fresh cherries for dessert.

Shopping list: focaccia or ciabatta loaf, prepared pesto, deli ham, deli turkey breast, light provolone cheese slices, frozen oven fries, packaged Caesar salad, fresh cherries.

SATURDAY

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Invite friends for simple but delicious Warm Steak and Potato Salad. Start the meal with your own gazpacho and add crusty bread on the side. For dessert, buy a Key lime pie.

Shopping list: red potatoes, bacon, red onion, boneless sirloin steak, coarse salt, honey, cider vinegar, cornstarch, packaged baby spinach, grape tomatoes, ingredients for your gazpacho, crusty bread, Key lime pie.